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. there will be a decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. constitutional law professor jonathan turley has all the details. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. john boehner isn't having a lot of fun this holiday season. president obama continues his pressure campaign to pass the middle class tax cuts. the president is also taking time to be festive this holiday season. meantime, john boehner doesn't sound so merry. >> well, this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> the house speaker had nothing of substance to say about this week's phone conversation with the president. >> the phone call was pleasant, but was just more of the same. the conversations that the staff had yesterday, just more of the same. it's time for the president if he's serious to come back to us with a counteroffer. >> boehner says the president is not being a helpful negotiator, even though the president apparently designed the negotiating
to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. the new law took effect at midnight and people marked the occasion with a pot party at seattle space needle overnight. it's not a blanket license to smoke pot anywhere anytime. cnn's miguel marquez has been up all night, live in seattle for us. so it's not illegal to smoke marijuana but the whole distribution network of marijuana and the distribution and sale of marijuana is still illegal. there's a big asterisk here for recreational pot users. >> reporter: for now it is. in the next year or so that will be taken care of, as this law takes effect. but today was the first big step in what people here are calling a revolution. that pot, less than an ounce is now legal to possess and use. ♪ ♪ i messed up my entire life because i got high ♪ >> reporter: anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a cell anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana, you know. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the
. federal law signed into law by president clinton in 1996. it says if a person is legally married in a state, the federal government can't recognize those marriages. that's where you talked about federal benefits heterosexual couples get and same sex couples do not. the prop 8 thing is bigger. while potentially it's confined to the state of california only, the question it out there having given the right to gay marriage could the state then take it away through proposition 8 passed by a majority of the vote nurse 2008. having taken that case, the court could get to the bedrock issue. can any state refuse to let same sex couples get married under the federal constitution. it could potentially be narrow or very far. >> pete, as i understand it, let me ask you. this one of these things, maybe the driving one, is defense of marriage act was about paying the estate act. where one of the two people said she didn't have to pay the estate tax because a married couple wouldn't have to. >> reporter: this is a case from new york. a woman named edie windsor who married her partner in canada.
to our website our mobile apps. usually it is legal. there is a new law that requires companies to notify you if it is taking information from you. to law is about to be put to the test. i got word in the last 30 seconds and a ruling from the supreme court, a decision from the supreme court, actually, on whether it will hear a same-sex marriage case and the constitutionality of that. the answer is "yes" the court has notified us. all energy development comes with some risk, but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. >>shepard: there is breaking news on fox news channel, the supreme court has notify the us it will take us gay marriage cases including cal
and e-mails, but texts are much harder to track down. that could change if law enforcement agencies can persuade congress to act. raton has been looking forward to this story. >> wolf, law enforcement wants to be able to retrieve our text messag messages, not just the so-called meta data. they want our carriers to store it for at least three months. these days, your text is where if evidence is. >> reporter: michelle medoff says she started getting the harassing texts in early november. an anonymous person threatened to send news pictures of her. >> reporter: the threats came from different cell phone numbers. medoff, a model and college student, was terrified. >> i was very, very afraid. that week, i didn't go to a night class because i didn't feel safe to walk by myself. >> it's those kinds of texts that u.s. law enforcement authorities want more power to investigate. several groups, including chiefs of police, sheriff's associations, are pushing congress to pass a law saying your carrier has to record and store your text messages. it's not clear how long they want them stored. scott
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the writing of law. that's the concern that those people have. under mubarak it was a secular nation, and now it's not. >> so if you are one of egypt's neighbors and you look and see what's going on inside, are you worried? are you concerned here? does it look like an arab spring that would actually spill over to the region, or is this something that egypt has to hand on its own and it will sort out? >> the latter. it's going to be the latter wrrn other nations aren't worried. the west is probably looking at how egypt is going in terms of the constitution, and a bit worried about the new egypt they will be dealing with when it comes to international relations. my sense is here a lot of people have sort of written off the muslim brotherhood in other countries as well at veers times. invariably, they've been wrong. these guys are organized and they have strong support, and, unfortunately, the guys on the street said not so organized, not as much support, and there's the cairo factor. it's want the same outside of cairo. >> thanks. appreciate it. >> i want to bring in our barbara star. she's at
director for the national,or for the reform of marijuana laws. oregon senator jeff merkley, heidi ewing, and rachel grady will be joining us. steve satich, ohio congressman, steve latourette, and ambassador nick burns are our guests this morning. it's thursday, december 6th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, some major developments to tell you about in egypt, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is
a court of law where you can go in and say this is the evidence. irrefutable proof. but on the other hand, there are certain things that the intelligence community can do. for example, they can assess how stockpiles are accumulating in the country. you mentioned that the russians had supplied some of these chemical agents and that is true. you can assess how each of these areas, you know what they've done, how they've done it and how often. also, you can have some intelligence that specifically outlines exactly how good the chemical weapons are. whether they will be used, what kind of training these people have and all this is weighed in. >> there are reports that the assad regime has loaded on to missiles, that they are ready to go. to your point, you need to get between assad and the person who's going to push the button. how do we know that? that they've loaded them on to missiles? >> there have been reports this week from the "new york times" about preparations and from nbc. now, do we know that's accurate? we don't. they're trying to assess exactly where are they in the decision cycl
the irs is about to hit millions of americans with new taxes to pay for the health care law. the new taxes hit certain people's investment income, capital gains and dividends, and they also impose a new income tax separate and apart from the one you already pay. joining me now, the president of the american commitment, and he's been joining us on the health care law for months now. phil, this is very interesting because we had the supreme court rule that obamacare was a tax, and there was a debate about whether it really did impose new taxes or not. it's very clear the so-called rich in this country, people who makeover $250,000 as a family or $200,000 as individuals, are going to have their investment income hiked irrespective of any fiscal cliff talk. this is all thanks to obamacare? >> yeah, that's exactly right, megyn. there was a surtax in the health care law, supposedly to pay for medicare, but they raised it -- they raided the money out of medicare before it even arrived to pay for the new obamacare spending. it's 0.9% additional medicare tax on wages of high income earners, and it
tax writer at new york times and now at the college of law. we have the president and ceo of the center of american progress who served in the obama and clinton administrations, policy director of hillary clinton's campaign. laura flanders, founder of grittv.com. the editor of salon.com and the woman who hired me two years ago. thanks, as always for that. >> of course. >> anyway, on friday afternoon, house speaker john boehner attempted to paint a picture of white house negotiations and how to avoid going over the fiscal curve. i have been saying fiscal slope. now on the show, i'll go with curve. >> this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. four days ago, we offered a serious proposal based on testimony from president clinton's former chief of staff. there's been no counter offer from the white house. instead, reports i understand kate the president adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk the economy to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> the extremely vague republican proposal did not include an increase in tax rates a position he reiterated on f
with disabilities that's based on a u.s. law signed by a republican president. find out how a republican attorney general plan to overcome the opposition. >> president obama pile on praise that sounds like anything but. a farewell for hillary clinton. i'm fighting a fiscal cough, so pardon that. if it's always darkest. it's clear the white house-re house-republican leaders, both sides appear to be very far apart, saluting kennedy center honorees from dustin hoffman to led zeppelin and hitting the golf links with former president bill clinton. the guy with whom he will have to make a deal to end the standoff on the fiscal cliff house speaker john boehner requested time on fox news to publicly declare the president's opening bid a nonstarter. >> i was flabbergasted. we're nowhere. >> treasury secretary tim geithner did the full ginsberg with taped appearances on all five shows. nothing will happen until budget tax rates and the ball is now in their court. >> the only thing that stands in the way of a deal right now is if a group of republican members decide there have been a block because they can'
catherine. the our plan put rates signed into law by ronald reagan in 1986. melissa: got to go. i want to really quickly. why do we continue to talk about raising taxes and we're not talking about cutting spending? we can't get there. >> we never are, are we? >> sure. the tax reform plan is part of a larger $4 trillion deficit reduction plan has spending cuts in it. you need to do it in a balanced way. 485 billion in medicare. >> i'm sorry. 385 dal billion on top of savings we already have in medicare. melissa: i would love for both of you to come back. we have to do more in depth. you're fantastic. >> thanks for having me. melissa: here is the question of the day. could have done that the whole show. do you support higher taxes on cigarettes, alcohol and online gambling to reduce the deficit? we want to hear what you think. like us on facebook.co facebook.com/melissafrancisfox or follow me on twitter at melissaafrancis. >>> egyptian president morsi attempts to restore order on cairo streets. protesters respond with molotov cocktails. has he lost control? details coming up next. >> mil
cognac. >> reporter: drug policy experts worry the new law could spark new problems. >> the price of marijuana will drop dramatically and consumption will increase. that spells bad news for parents and researchers who are realizing that today's maifrn is not your woodstock weed of the '60s. it is much more harmful. >> reporter: state officials estimate this once-taboo plant will eventually bring in $500 million in tax revenue per year. enough to cover the seattle police department's entire budget. it becomes legal in colorado next month, and experts say three states, oregon, california and massachusetts, are also watching closely. just to give you a sense of what the stores might look like, this is a medical maifrn dispenry. soon, you may see marijuana with prices and labels just like, this in totally legal stores, at strip malls. diane? >> thank you, name. >>> and now, we head to washington and a big shock today about one of the most powerful forces in the tea party. republican senator jim demint of south carolina, the unwaivering godfather of the movement, announced he is leavin
initiatives decriminalized the recreational use of pot. but it is still illegal under federal law. options for the administration include preventing the states from regulating and taxing marijuana or cutting off federal cash. a new jersey town acting like the grinch trying to tear down one man's christmas spirit. the fight is over this 400-foot inflatable santa. the owner of seasonal world says there is no ordinance but he has been issued five tickets ordering him to take it down. the mayor calling it a hazard because it could blow over. >> what i do every year and i have been doing it for 12 years and they have been basically harassing me for 12 years. >> the owner of seasonal world says he has no intention of moving santa and he will take the battle to court after christmas. a fireworks display in burma goes terribly wrong when explosions go off into the crowd. [screams] >> you can hear the screams. this is a festival and hot air balloons were filled were fireworks. they were sent into the air. one balloon started exploding too soon and the fires shot into the crowd. people ran for their
the state of wisconsin, also pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager and jeopardy champion ken jennings written a new book. it's tuesday, december 4th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." we're honored this morning to have the former british prime minister tony blair with us as our guest. he's going to be weighing in as a number of topics. we're going to talk about the fiscal cliff, we're going to talk about the global economy. we're going to talk about the civil war in syria. we'll talk about the royal baby coming soon. first we want to get right to zoraida sambolin for an update on the day's top stories. >> soledad, the fiscal cliff debacle, with 28 days remaining before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, a republican spending plan has been rejected by the white house. brianna keilar is live from washington. what now, brianna? >> well, right now it's about the pressure building and the clock kicking, zoraida. as house republicans in the white house try to ultimately broker a deal between two very differ
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. >>> smoking marijuana is legal today in washington state. so, will federal law enforcement look the other way? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> tanks roll in to the streets. protesters target egypt's president. what is next for this country in turmoil over a constitutional shutdown? >>> and an iowa family holding out hope for two little girl who is disappeared. now their bodies have been found and the search is on for suspects in their abduction. >>> and might your next computer be made in the usa? after 20 years of manufacturing overseas, apple says mac is mack to being made in america. >>> marijuana history takes a new turn in the united states. and an improm tu pot party. take a look. yep. pot party at midnight near a seattle landmark. the space needle. look at the crowds. marking the moment washington state became the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. washington voters approved it last month's election so let me throw this at you. there's ground rules here. you have to be over the age of 21. you can have up to an ounce in your possession. no more. and
.62%. what are you waiting for? this is big news. >>> on thursday, washington's state's new laws legalizing marijuana and gay marriage went into effect. >> from snl to mtv, this is no laughing matter for joe manchin. he is tanking on mtv over a new reality show. he wants the network to cancel the show, set to air early next year. the 12 episodes show cast members drinking beer, drinking, fighting, and using the bed of a truck as a swimming pool. >>> the white house now has an official appearance on pinterest. they want to make the people's house open and accessible to the public, this is one way they're doing it. the white house already has it's own twitter and facebook accounts as well. >> most of us know by now the fiscal cliff is looming. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal, our taxes will go up and dramatic spending cuts will affect agencies across the board, and that includes the food and drug administration. emily schmidt explains what it could all mean for your food. >> susan, the federal government says americans spend about a trillion dollars a year on food. there are two agenci
revenue. >> the economy is in a different position, the president actually did sign into law a series of cuts, he's proposed a lot in his 2013 budget. it's not like he's been stagnant. we've been having this argument throughout the presidential campaign and guess what? as we keep saying, americans said we're not buying it. the conditions have changed, the economy has changed, i think the outlook in the picture has changed. that's part of the reason the president is so firm about not going back to the debt ceiling conversation again and creating that level of instability and not bending on this issue of raisings the rates on the top 2%. >> yeah. i think -- >> go ahead. >> it's an important point. i think the american people are seeing that the president has already agreed to more than a year ago to that $1 trillion of cuts. that was 100% in cuts as part of the budget control act and he's always said we need a balanced approach. we can't do it through cuts alone. he has proposed additional cuts as part of the process but you need to have that revenue component to have the balanced appro
based on what has been american law since the first bush presidency 22 years ago. the treaty supported by every democrat and eight republicans, came five votes short of passage of the required 66 needed for ratification. 38 republicans voted no despite the return to the floor of former majority leader bob dole only days out of the hospital. there at the age of 89 to rally support from his former friends including orrin hatch, cluck grassley, mitch mcconnell and thad cochran but they voted it down. the floor manager john kerry called it one of the saddest days in his nearly 28 days in the senate which he says is broken and dysfunctional. the chairman of the foreign relations committee john kerry joins me now. thank you very much. you spoke of this passionately yesterday and you've had an overnight to think about this, but the moment was clearly so compelling watching bob dole on the floor, wheeled in by his wife, the former senator elizabeth dole and you and john mccain and other war veterans calling for passage of this, it tell me your thoughts today? >> my first thought, andrea, hate
to celebrate the state's new marijuana law in effect. at midnight last night it was, and it's part of our news around the nation. speaker john boehner may have the conservative critics, but the "new york times" supports they have more support than the rank and file before, in fact, giving him flexibility to cut a fiscal cliff deal. the first read team is asking the question how big of a deal will we see? governor christie meets with president obama this time at the white house, and it is just one of the things we thought you should know. be sure to check out our "news nation" tumblr page. you find behind the scenes pictures, and thank you for checking it out and liking our pictures. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the informatio
changed dramatically. let's put up the map. 37 states, either by law or in their excuses, now ban same sex marriages, but, they are legal in 9 states, as well as the nation's capitol, washington, d.c. and a new poll, 40% approve same sex marriage and 30% support legal unions and 24% say same sex couples should not be allowed to enter into any such union and now we have president, kirsten, who came out in favor of same sex marriage and wants to leave it as a state issue, not a national law and some people, as the judges are comparing it to the '70s when opinion was evolve on abortion, and, the states seemed to be working it out and the court came down with a big ruling and, 40 years later we are still having the holy war on the issue. how do you see the court reacting do you see them, some people would say, creating a constitutional right? or do you think they are going to be narrow and modest in their decision. >> it would be a surprise if they did such a broad ruling and, just ginsburg talked about this a lot. roe vs. wade, how they should have left it to the states and let it play out an
-raisers. >>> federal judge temporarily blocks federal law, banning the use of conversion therapy. his ruling applies to only three providers who want the law overturned. the therapy is aimed at helping change a minor sexual orientation from gay to straight. >>> 13 people dead, 32 wounded. now the judge in the case has been removed. u.s. court of appeals for the armed services says the judge showed bias when he ordered h hasan be forcibly shaved before his court-martial. hasasm n argued that he grew a beard in accordance with his muslim faith and the order violated his religious freedom. with the san antonio express news, joining us this morning. welcome. >> thank you. >> i thought it was against army regulations to have facial hair. >> it generally is. the regulation is so strict, in fact, that most of the people i've known in the military don't even wear mustaches. and when they did, they were in the war zone. for example, invasion of iraq, one of my buddies wore a pretty thick mustache. that was out of regulation but no one cares when you're in the war zone. at fd hood, that's a different matter.
. but the law is asinine. there is no reason why it should be taxed. >> c-1 government enforcement of the tax code as equalization for everybody? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> you believe someone should earns $40 billion year should pay one third the rate? [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> let's make a critical distinction between the private sector, which is what we are talking about -- hedge funds and things that private money versus taxpayer money, which is what these teachers are being paid. those are apples and oranges. two different things. megyn: one thing i want to get back to you is they are clearly demonizing the rich in this country. they talked all about the 1% to the point where they actually have video of rich guys urinating on poor people. i mean, that is how they view the world. that this is what the rich think of people who don't make a lot of money. >> this is no coincidence. this video was not an accident. what we have seen over the last four years has been a concerted effort to demonize the rich. we have seen it through preside
that marijuana goes legal in another state but the new law raises question for police and for drivers, how high they are asking is too high to drive? martha: that is a whole new world, right? from making laws to breaking the law, why a state senator is now behind bars. what it could mean for his high profile seat that he's running for. >> i don't know if he knew he had the gun on him. >> he said he forgot about it, it was in his bag. >> well that goes around a lot, a lot of people say they forget things. i'm just totally shocked. [ female announcer ] the humana walmart-preferred rx plan p-d-p gives you a low $18.50 monthly plan premium... and select generic hypertension drugs available for only a penny... so you can focus on what really matters. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. bill: a new challenge now as states legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. law enforcement agent size now working to develop driving limits like those you find for alcohol. pot officially becomes legal in washington state as of today, where there is already a driving limit in place. what is that limit? willia
coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends dember 7th. so now's the time. visit care.gov or call 1-800-medicare. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life. so jill can keep living the good life. crest. life opens up when you do. >> welcome back. a cabinet shake-up. new reports that president obama is closer to naming new members among the decisions, is who will replace secretary of state hillary clinton. will it be u.n. ambassador susan rice or john kerry? >> well, for defense secretary who will it be? senator john kerry possible for that. and of course the vietnam vet later turned against the war and raises a huge red flag in the near future and the veterans for america join us
and parliamentarians in britain have been pushing through a law that would make it legal for -- if the first born of wills and kate is a girl for her to automatically become queen. the complication is, that law hasn't gone through yet. and it has to go through before she is born, if she's a girl. i'm guessing william and kate probably know the sex of the baby. >> this early on? at 12 weeks? there are other people that say this kind of morning sickness is correlated with twins. what happens if it's twins? >> that's when it's gets really confusing. you could have a girl and a boy nestling inside the womb and the first one out becomes king or queen. i've been involved in sibling rivalry, imagine that, if you were five seconds ahead of your brother or sister, you have to be the monarch of the british royal family. >> i have a set of twins, neither one of them is up to be the monarch of anything. they fight for stuff constantly. diana's got to be a name. everyone's got to assume that would be one. you already mentioned piers. any other suggestions of names that would be up there? i'm sure people will
appreciate you taking the time. explain this to me, if you would. what is this law change? >> essentially all it means is that it no longer makes a difference if you're a male or a female and you're in the line of succession to the thrown. both male and female will be treated equally as of october 2011. >> so it's retroactive. so if they can't get it fully passed, it's still okay. how far are we from actually seeing this law go through? is there any doubt? >> it was first announced in october of 2011. it went into effect immediately. it's going to be put into legislation. it will be a little while before we see it in writing but it was made effective as of october 2011. >> and so prince william was seen going to visit katherine at the hospital again today. how do we know how she's doing? given the situation, they were forced to announce this much earlier than they normally would have. >> right. she is in hospital for the next few days, she is being treated and he is by her side. hopefully it went be long before we see them again. >> and coming up, internet security pioneer john mcafee wanted
. >>> and the duchess of cambridge leaves the hospital after being treated for acute morning sickness. her royal father-in-law couldn't be happier. >> i'm not a radio station? >> grandfather, that's splendid. that's great she's getting better. >> good day, i'm chris cillizza in for andrea mitchell live in washington. behind the bluster and the rhetoric, what happens going on behind the scenes in the budget negotiations? and big breaking news in this town. senator jim demint, a tea party favorite and conservative icon, is surprisingly resigning his seat at end of the year. join me to talk about all of it, chuck todd, nbc's chief white house correspondent, political director and host of "the daily rundown and kelly o'donnell. chuck, to you. let's talk about not necessarily demint about what this means in the broader movement. he went to the face of the tea party movement, the face of it in the senate. it stunned me when i heard about it. what's your reaction? what does it tell us about the tea party and the conservative movement generally? >> what a leading member of the conservative movement said to me, which
we call the fiscal cliff is a law that republicans voted for and that the president steered them to vote for. and strategically, he was victorious in that. the theory of this thing was, no one wants it to happen. no one wants anything in this bill to happen. the rates to go up or all the spending cuts. but it turns out that the democrats and the president like more of what would happen on january 1 than republicans. >> do you know who agrees with you? rick santorum. i spoke to him on press pass and this is what he said. and newt gingrich, you respond after you hear this. >> the greatest leverage he has is that he put together a deal with the republicans over a year ago that gives him pretty much what he wants. which is a dramatic -- which is taxes back to the pre-bush rates. so it gets all the tax increases. and he can blame the ones that are not popular on republicans for not negotiating. he gets something that he'll never get in a negotiation. >> the rest of that conversation online, by the way, with rick santorum. newt gingrich? is that why the president and geithner are sayin
political events yesterday was the president signing into law the mark twain co-membmmemorati act. they'll be sold with a surcharge to help respect research and education to honor the great man of letters. but there was another political event yesterday on the floor of the senate. that was the absolute reverse of this noble act of veneration. in the presence of a wheelchair-bound war hero, 89-year-old former senator bob dole, members gathered, hoping to ratify a united nations treaty that's based entirely on the americans with disabilities act. it would ensure that people with disabilities are granted the same general rights as anyone else. and it's a treaty that anyone with a modicom of sense and civic fairness would find impossible to oppose, as senator john kerry explained. >> bob dole, why is he here? he's not here because he's here to advocate for the united nations. he is here because he wants to know that other countries will come to treat the disabled the way we do. >> yet incredibly, republican[ç refused to support the treaty. the measure, which required a two-thirds majority
, washington state's law allowing recreational marijuana described as one of the most liberal in the world went into effect midnight last night. the state will start licensing farms and retail stores to grow and sell marijuana next year. police across the state are said to be taking a laissez-faire approach. >> where's that willie geist? actually, that's heilmann. you know, i'm surprised connecticut has a pretty darn liberal law. >> colorado. >> colorado, man. >> what's in "parade" this week, joe? >> in "parade" this week, winners of their first annual holiday bake-off. >> oh, good, maybe good recipes. >> in "parade" magazine. >> i want to make cookies. >> i'm sure as a marijuana -- >> now, stop p continue look how adorable that picture is. i'm going to make cookies just like that this weekend. >> chow on those and marijuana. >> stop it. >>> mike allen is here with the morning "playbook." we haven't talked a whole lot about jim demint leaving. i had a call with him yesterday, and he said and he believed, and i certainly understand it, he's leaving because he'll have more money running the herit
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